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a website dedicated to American actor/writer/director/producer Stephen Nichols. Best known for his varied roles on daytime television, Stephen has just returned to his iconic role of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson on the daytime soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Stephen also played the parts of uber-tychoon Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as The Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Dr. Skylar Cates on the cancelled SANTA BARBARA. Stephen has also appeared in films and in episodic television such as CRASH, THE NANNY, EMPTY NEST, SECOND CHANCES, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, RENEGADE, WITCHBOARD, & THE PHOENIX. This is strictly a fan site and NOT Stephen's official site. This site has a strict no paparazzi policy and will not publish photos of Stephen during his private time.

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Well, where has Stephen’s story gone? Today he was backdrop for Jack (Peter Bergman) and Abby’s (Marcy Rylan) angst over Victor (Eric Braeden). I hear that GENERAL HOSPITAL veteran Tristan Rogers has tweeted that he’s enjoying working with Jess Walton (Jill Abbott). Isn’t this where Stephen started when he first came on? I’m almost wanting Tucker back with Diane (Maura West). At least he had story there. There should have been some mention of Tucker’s absence at Katherine’s (Jeanne Cooper), but there wasn’t. It was all about Ronan (Jeff Branson). So where…exactly is Stephen supposed to get his well-deserved story with all this other stuff going on? Go figure!

  • [ 485 ] SCREENCAPS: 11/23/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 11/23/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

So sorry these weren’t up last night, but I had to pull double duty. Friday is what I call my Grampy Mitch night. And what does that mean you ask? One of my other favourite actors alongside Stephen is character actor Mitch Pileggi, formerly AD Skinner on The X-Files and is currently recurring in the CW show SUPERNATURAL as Samuel Campbell, a role he originated in the third season episode In The Beginning. I have a site for him called ARTISAN ~ MITCH PILEGGI ONLINE where I provide screencaps, clips and other media for Mitch’s fans. So with Stephen earlier on in the day and Mitch later, I had to get dinner for my partner and I somewhere in between so something had to wait. But isn’t it worth it?

I’ve noticed an increase in views on the gallery. I want to thank those who are visiting, perhaps coming back regularly. I’ve tried to clean up the caps as best I could, evening out and improving the colour for you. They’ve never been better I think. The Tuckernator struck and struck hard at Diane (Maura West) yesterday. I loved his showing her the door and slamming it behind her. And may I say I loved Victoria (Amelia Heinle) coming to Tucker to offer him Beauty of Nature on a silver platter. All this action for our guy is a boon. Thank you Soap Gods for giving us this bounty.

  • [ 576 ] SCREENCAPS: 10/26/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 10/26/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS + 10/27/2010 PREVIEW

A good day with Stephen. I was really impressed with how they’re handling that little indiscretion that should never have happened. It was totally out of character with Tucker. He’s never been one to be that much out of control. I’m hoping at some point they’ll rectify it by having Tucker tell Ashley (Eileen Davidson) outright instead of leaving it up to the somewhat unbalanced nature Diane (Maura West) has. She’s too unpredictable. I must say today, Abby (Marcy Rylan) didn’t annoy me half as much as she usually does. That’s a shock. The preview for 10/26/2010 is tacked onto the end of the clip, screencaps are separate.

ETA @ 5:35AM: It was brought to my attention that the video I posted yesterday didn’t work. I took a look at it and was shocked it didn’t. There was likely a problem in the conversion process when I clipped it up. The program I used converted it properly, but the video just didn’t produce. My apologies. Below is the amended clip.

  • [ 739 ] SCREENCAPS: 10/22/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 10/22/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS + 10/26/2010 – PREVIEW

I found this little thing on Stephen as Tucker. It’s from Daytime Confidential and is the current cover story on SOAP OPERA DIGEST

Cover Story: Blown Away! Batten down the hatches, a twister threatens lives and loves on Y&R! Genoa City is being battered by high winds as a potential tornado threatens the Midwest burg, but the blustery storm also tosses together unexpected couples. For starters, Diane and Tucker are in his apartment discussing her contract when they suddenly end up in bed! “It just kind of happens,” chuckles Maura West (Diane). “It’s written so that youdon’t know exactly who is making the moves. She’s not married, so she can do whatever she wants.”

Uh, isn’t Tucker involved with Ashley? “Tucker has never fallen this hard for anyone like he has with Ashley,” acknowledges Stephen Nichols (Tucker). “He has avoided, at all costs, that kind of intimacy. The other thing, casual sex is Tucker’s habit.” `

After the deed is done, there isn’t much time for afterglow when hurricane-force winds suddenly shatter the windows and broken glass is everywhere. Tucker and Diane are hurriedly getting dressed when Abby and Daniel come knocking. “Abby is concerned for her mom and is looking for her,” West explains. “Abby thinks the most logical place to look is at Tucker’s place. He answers the door and Diane is standing there demurely. Abby didn’t at all expect to find Diane there.”

Abby immediately demands to know what is going on. “It’s funny because there’s really no strong reason or evidence for Abby to be suspicious, except that Diane and Tucker are a little flushed,” smiles West. “But Abby is like this little sleuth and starts asking, ‘Why would you be here in the middle of a storm?’ She does have a point. Tucker explains that they were just discussing business, so that’s their story and they’re sticking to it, but it’s pretty clear that Abby’s not buying it.”

After Abby and Daniel leave, Tucker informs Diane that their romp was a one-time thing and their relationship has to remain strictly business from now on. “Oooh, that stings — and it’s mean,” sighs West. “She is a woman and that’s just not a nice thing to say a few minutes after having sex. It’s hurtful.” But Nichols points out, “Tucker immediately regrets it and this affects him. He sees how much he really does care for Ashley. As disciplined as Tucker is about business, old habits die hard.”

Abby is just outside the door and declares to Daniel that Tucker cheated on her mother with Diane. Ashley unexpectedly shows up and overhears her daughter’s comment, so Abby reveals what she and Daniel walked in on. Ashley escorts them back into Tucker’s apartment, where the sinners insist they were having a business meeting. Ashley seems appeased with their account, which irks Abby. “Abby says to her mom, ‘Look at the way they look at each other. This is not entirely innocent!'” says West. “But for whatever reason, Ashley doesn’t pounce on that right there. Diane has a poker face, but she also somewhat enjoys this. There’s no love lost between her and Ashley, and to watch a powerful man like Tucker McCall be uncomfortable is entertaining to a woman like Diane.”

Looks like Tucker is really feeling bad about cheating on Ashley (Eileen Davidson). At least they’ve added this element. I’d have really been pissed had Tucker actually liked being with Diane (Maura West). Ah, Tucker’s just an old cat on the prowel finding a stray.

Well, hopefully Tucker’s response to Diane (Maura West) about the ONS being a ‘one time only’ event, is true. Personally I think it was wrong, but I’m not a writer of this show. Too bad, I’d fix a lot of things in a ‘retrofit’ sort of way. And may I say that I hate Abby (Marcy Rylan) with a passion. She acts just like a hyperactive Chihuahua. She needs to tone down on the lattes. The caffeine is getting to her.

I know the stuff is kind of late tonight. I had already edited the clip, but on review I noticed I’d left in a chunk including a few commercials and more of the show than I’d intended. I had to re-edit and upload…

  • [ 763 ] SCREENCAPS: 10/18/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 10/18/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

I had a little problem with my recording device. For some reason it just would not engage in the USB port on my computer. If didn’t know better, I’d swear the whammy was put on me…..

Well, I’m at a loss to explain the current behaviour from our resident uber-gazillionaire. This whole storyline with Diane (Maura West) feels totally out of left field. It’s as if when West signed, the powers that be decided to throw her at Stephen and see if anything sticks, while in the process, ruining one of the brightest lights THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has shone in a long time. What I loved about Tucker is that he knew what Ashley had been through with Adam (Michael Muhney), Victor (Eric Braeden) and the loss of Faith. The courtroom scene where Vance Abrams (Eric Roberts) laid Ashley bare and Tucker gave her that space she said she needed, has become tainted by West’s sudden casting. As some have been saying on some message boards, this does not bode well for Stephen or Tucker if they’re suddenly turning this reliable guy, into this cheating arse. Because that’s how it’s appearing. And it’s not like I don’t understand the very fluid nature of soaps, it’s just this does not look good at all.

ETA @ 10:07 PM: I forgot to add, the video embed here, the episode with Tucker and Diane icky sex, is the 100th video added to our media site, RENEGADE MEDIA. Never thought we’d get there.

  • [ 566 ] SCREENCAPS: 10/15/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 10/15/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

Finally, I have the clips and screencaps ready. I had a problem in the conversion of the video to a workable file. I’ve also been watching the incredible images out of CopiapĆ³, Chile and the rescue of those 33 miners trapped for 70 days. I won’t consider it mission accomplished until the 5 rescue workers are out of that pit. So that is in part what the hold up has been. Sorry.

Can I say I’m hating with a passion this flirtation Tucker is having with Diane (Maura West). I just want to smack him sane and remind him about Ashley (Eileen Davidson). If this is what they’re doing, I’m going to put together a full scale protest and take it to CBS’s door. Any other takers, sign on to this post. Well, not really…but it’s so damn frustrating. Two steps forward for The Tuckernator, and a whole yard back. I must admit, I did like the scenes with Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and that would take me a lot to admit.

  • [ 650 ] SCREENCAPS: 10/14/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 10/14/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS / 10/15/2010 – PREVIEW

Picking right up from the end of yesterday’s program, we find Tucker and Diane Jenkins (now being played by Maura West) still sitting at the Genoa City Athletic Club talking over small things…namely her. Tucker was certainly interested in finding out all there was to know about her…Damn! Then loved it when Ashley (Eileen Davidson) came along. I love when Ash goes all Alpha Female over Tucker. She more or less showed who The Tuckernator belongs to. And how! I’ve included the preview for tomorrow (Canada) and Thursday (US) on the clip for today. Happy watching.

I’ve also put up the basics in the FORUM. So far there are sections for each of Stephen’s soap opera work and a new poll in YOUNG & THE RESTLESS section for you to vote on who you’d rather see Tucker with, Ashley, or Diane. Feel free to go and sign up. The only ones allowed into the forum are those who register.

  • [ 600 ] SCREENCAPS: 10/13/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 10/03/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

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